Technology specialist Leidos Australia has opened a new $12 million research and development co-working facility in Canberra to facilitate innovation and collaboration among industry partners. Defence Industry minister, Christopher Pyne, said the new collaboration space will create more than 20 jobs. “The Leidos Connect collaboration space provides a networked environment that supports ICT, big data … Continue reading Leidos launches $12m R&D site in Canberra
Last week, Rockwell Automation rejected a third bid offer valued at US$29 billion (A$38 billion) from Emerson Electric. Rockwell said that the proposal, which was unsolicited, did not match the value of the company and the bid did not outweigh the risks for an acquisition to happen. The third bid followed two earlier bids this year Emerson announced … Continue reading No third time charm for Emerson’s $38bn takeover bid of Rockwell Automation
Monash University has launched a research hub that aims to enhance productiveness and competiveness of Australian industries, particularly those in the supply chain from raw materials to manufacturing. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Hub for Computational Particle Technology (CPT) represents significant research into particle science and technology. It aims to develop and apply advanced … Continue reading Hub to enhance Australia’s industries via R&D
The NSW Government will invest $1.25 million in a new university-led network to bolster defence-related research and development activity across the state. The new Defence Innovation Network will bring together leading scientists and engineers from seven of the state’s public universities to focus on areas crucial to Australia’s defence needs. Minister for Trade and Industry … Continue reading New $1.25m innovation network to drive NSW defence projects
In a media release last month, RMIT researchers have used liquid metal to create two-dimensional materials no thicker than a few atoms that have never before been seen in nature. According to RMIT, the breakthrough will not only revolutionise the way we do chemistry but could be applied to enhance data storage and make faster … Continue reading Liquid metal breakthrough by RMIT researchers
A new industry-led report into Australia’s manufacturing sector has highlighted the opportunity for all firms to move towards advanced manufacturing by adopting more sophisticated business models and production techniques, according to a media release by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Citing the report Advanced manufacturing: a new definition for a new era, released by the … Continue reading Department of Industry, Innovation and Science: Opportunities for a new era in manufacturing
Last month, Lockheed Martin announced that it is partnering with the University of Sydney and RMIT University on Research and Development (R&D) projects to develop advanced technologies that will have significant implications for both defence and commercial space-based applications. Speaking in Adelaide at the 68th International Astronautical Congress, Rod Drury, managing director – Australia, Lockheed … Continue reading Lockheed Martin partners with two Australian universities for advanced manufacturing R&D
Schneider Electric has introduced their new EcoStruxure software solutions, bringing what they say is measurably profitable asset and operation reliability to the industrial market for the first time. EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s IoT-enabled, open and interoperable system architecture and platform. Delivering Innovation at every level across connected products; edge control; and apps, analytics and services, the … Continue reading Schneider delivers new EcoStruxure solutions
ABB has announced the acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions, GE’s global electrification solutions business for $2.6 billion (A$3.28 billion). In 2016, GE Industrial Solutions had revenues of approximately $2.7 billion, with an operational earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) margin of approximately eight per cent and an operational EBITA margin of approximately six per … Continue reading ABB acquires GE’s Industrial Solutions business
The Queensland government has reportedly invited 29 startups under the second round of the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Hot DesQ initiative. Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said the entrepreneurial teams were selected from more than 180 interstate and international applications. “The number (of applications) indicates a real appetite for startups wanting to … Continue reading Advance Queensland initiative attracts new wave of global entrepreneurs
UTS engineers have developed a new rapid prototyping unit which is helping industry, government and not-for-profit partners translate their innovative ideas and complex problems into viable products and solutions. Dubbed Rapido, the unit is said to have abilities ranging from taking the hassle out of pool maintenance to automating a speedy 3D printer for the … Continue reading UTS develops technology to transform metal manufacturing
Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have developed an inexpensive method for 3D printing bacteria into shapes and patterns, which could lead to revolutionary new materials. According to the researchers, the method could see applications ranging from mother-of-pearl fake teeth to powerful new microlenses that increase the effectiveness of solar panels and … Continue reading 3D printing bacteria promises new materials for manufacturing
The Univeristy of Tasmania (UTAS) has secured a crucial role in the $50 billion Future Submarine Program – the largest defence procurement program in Australian history. The fleet will be built in Adelaide, however the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Launceston will provide teaching and research to the manufacturers that will build 12 Shortfin Barracuda … Continue reading Tasmania secures role in $50 billion submarine development
Dr Alan Finkel took over as Australia’s new Chief Scientist on January 25 this year. He is a respected neuroscientist, engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, and was the Chancellor of Monash University from 2008 to 2015 and President of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE). He also established Axon Instruments, a supplier of … Continue reading Australia’s Chief Scientist on techno-optimism, renewable energy and encouraging STEM
Dr Alan Finkel, a neuroscientist, engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, took over as Australia’s new Chief Scientist on January 25 this year.
Science contributes $330 billion a year to the Australian economy, according to a report by the Australian Academy of Science.
EFFICIENCY issues in LEDs, particularly green LEDs, are squarely in the cross hair, as Plessey, Anvil Semiconductors and the University of Cambridge work to fabricate high efficiency LEDs in cubic GaN.
CSIRO has developed an innovative new coating that could be used to improve medical devices and implants, thanks to a “goo” thought to be have been home to the building blocks of life.
Former Telstra CEO David Thodey has been named chair of the CSIRO, effective from November.
AUSTRALIAN geospatial imaging R&D firm Spookfish has filed a patent application centered around image stabilisation technology.